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 June 21, 2020
When a parent dies, we all grow up just a little more.  We think we are adults, until you realize what being an adult is.  My dad recently passed away.  He loved to doodle on any piece of paper, and he was very talented.  He was a very smart, funny, and caring man who we miss and always will. My mom passed away in 2018, on Christmas Eve from dementia.  She was very headstrong, loving, and held onto past hurtful memories too long.  I say, "Mom, I wish you were here now!" quite often, and I wish I had listened to her more.  My dad didn't know she passed away, due to his short-term memory loss, but never forgot her, calling out her name spontaneously, as he couldn't help that.  Married 62 years.  Genetics is a scary and wonderful thing.  Not our choice, but we can chose what to do with our abilities.  Mom, very practical, could put her hand to anything.  Dad, intellectual, could put his mind to anything. I have a little of both, I think. 

Both of them had a big influence on my life choices (even in men, but did I listen?).  I love science, math, and art.  I see art in nature, wondrous if you look closely. I see art in the steam patterns when boiling an egg, or the tessellations when cutting a portobello mushroom. 

Although this is a very sad time for me, I will get back to painting.  It helps me focus my mind,  and I will let the paint become something possibly not intended.

 This is a picture I took at Royal Bay Beach Park in Colwood, BC. 

I did this concrete lady years ago, but I still have her. I have taken many courses in art and took a woodworking course for women, which I loved.  With concrete molds, one is never sure how it will turn out; her boobs weren't perfect, but whose are? 

charcoal
This Rhino was drawn after I watched a show on the demise of the RHINOCEROS population due to greedy humans. it was a spontaneous drawing, but opened up my world again to art, which I kept on the backburner for so long. priorities.